TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Liz Sherwood scored 19 points, leading No. 12
Vanderbilt past South Florida 76-68 on Sunday.
Sherwood had six points during Vanderbilt's 15-7 run over the
final eight minutes. Vanderbilt (9-1) also got 18 points from Carla
Thomas. The Commodores outscored South Florida 50-22 in the paint.Jessica Dickson had 23 points for South Florida (8-2). The Bulls
struggled at the foul line, making 14 of 31.South Florida, which trailed by as many as 13 points during the
first half, tied it at 61l when Shantia Grace hit a 3 with eight
minutes left. Grace finished with 16 points.Sherwood had three baskets over the next five minutes when
Vanderbilt built a 71-65 lead. The Commodores preserved the victory
by hitting three of four free throws during the final 90 seconds.Thomas scored 10 points as Vanderbilt took a 41-34 lead at
halftime. Dickson helped keep South Florida within striking
distance by scoring 17 points in the opening 20 minutes.